I will be going to Rijeka and Opatija in late Sept and early Oct. This will be my first visit there and I am wondering a couple of questions- what are some close islands that are nice to visit and can someone recommed a couple of scuba diving companies. It will be my first time to dive. Is it too cold this time of year?
Thank you for your help!
Opatija and Rijeka is good to stay because they are close to the most of the nice places and three national parks. From Island don't miss Cres, for me it is the most beautiful island because it is wild. Other big island near are Krk, Pag and Losinj[b]. You could also check halfisland Istra, maybe Pula and national Park Briuni (don't miss it). Other national park you have to see is the lake of Plitvice and national park the watherfalls of Krka river near Zadar. All those destination are 2 hours with car, bus, boat or catamaran (this a good choise because it is cheep).
cres is beautiful to dive, but I am not good in scuba diving companies but I am sure you will find them where ever you want. The temperature of the see shouldn't be could, last summer I was swimming in the mid october.
For stay i might be cheeper to stay in hostel Rijeka but I am not sure for the name.